The Collection

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The Collection
4.5
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Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together Lincoln's archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery in one fantastic visitor centre. The Collection includes a wealth of artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras as well as fine, decorative and contemporary visual arts. Now Open.....Play at The Collection is a free activity centre, bright and engaging; there's lots for younger children to do and a safe play space for babies. There is also plenty for older children to do in the museum including interactives, mosaic making and trails to follow. Enjoy our newly refurbished cafe run by Lincoln's premier tea and coffee specialists, Stokes of Lincoln.
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Steven H
Exmouth, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
May 2022
Excellent museum - and more! Was really impressed by the exhibitions, and also a good amount of information on local archaeology. Also extremely entertained by the robot tour guide! Staff were really friendly too - I met Carly who was happy to chat and talk about the various destinations in Lincoln, and she pointed me to the Usher Gallery just next door which was also a great place. Well recommended and worth seeking out.
Written 14 May 2022
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Richard W
Suffolk267 contributions
May 2022
This is a very well curated collection distributed between the museum and the gallery opposite. Well set out, and a great way to spend a couple of hours - also an excellent coffee shop. Very pleased we visited. There is no entrance charge, donations can be made.
Written 8 May 2022
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SJCiren
Bristol294 contributions
Apr 2022
The building itself is interesting and offers a fantastic space, so first impressions were good. We arrived at The Collection with huge anticipation and high hopes, having read about the Gaia exhibit. What a disappointment! The exhibit has been completely over-hyped through marketing media and very poorly executed. Some of the museum contents were so poorly displayed. Coming from a small town with a museum that beautifully displays unearthed ancient mosaics, we were shocked to see a mosaic floor displayed beneath filthy misty glass, sunk into the ground and completely unlit.

We were in and out of The Collection in less than 15 minutes. The museum did have a lot of activities for young children, but sadly the Usher was closed on the day we visited The Collection, as a visit there may have helped redeem our own experience.
Written 22 April 2022
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Normally happy with everything.
Leicestershire, UK10 contributions
Apr 2022
Fell across this place well worth a visit to the Usher next door.3 Lowrys and 2 of Graysons pots!
Free as well!
Written 15 April 2022
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JohnUK
London, UK937 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Fantastic museum in an iconic building. Good displays but it seemed that the lights were not working in all the cases. We loved the robot that trundled around helping you to find things. The Usher gallery next door had a small but good collection of paintings and statuary. As others have said the coffee shop was excellent with some scrummy cakes.
Written 22 February 2022
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UDK
8 contributions
Feb 2022
Small but very unique and informative. Spent 2 hours absorbing information and never realised the time spent. Something for all ages.
Written 20 February 2022
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Sarah G
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Enjoyed visit but spoiled by appalling lighting making it very difficult to see some of the exhibits and their descriptions. Whilst more delicate items may need subdued lighting, most of the displays are metal and pottery and so robust enough to benefit from slightly more illumination than that given off by a geriatric glow worm.
Maybe also change some of the displays and bring things out of storage as the exhibits have changed very little over the years.
Why are the core samples not labelled? There's a huge display with literally no context.
Café is great with friendly helpful staff and great choice of food and drinks.
Shop is basic and expensive.
Written 18 February 2022
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Julie M
2 contributions
Dec 2021
We called in during a shopping trip to Lincoln, my first since before lockdown. It is a bit apart from the centre but we’ll worth the walk. The cafe was exceptional, lovely mushroom soup and little multigrain bread roll, the lady serving also recommended the cake, we had Christmas ginger cake which was really good. I loved the calm atmosphere and background piano music, not too loud. We never had much chance to visit the museum on this trip but have been before and it is very interesting so will make time on our next trip to Lincoln.
Written 13 December 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your visit to The Collection and our cafe, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon, perhaps for more soup, and to explore the Museum further.
Written 31 January 2022
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keith h
Urmston, UK128 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum contains a large collection of varied items especially one that have been found in the local areas. The exhibits are well displayed with good descriptions etc. A good way to spend a couple of hours when in Lincoln
Written 31 October 2021
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to The Collection, thank you for leaving your feedback. Please keep an eye on our website for news about our exhibitions and events programme and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 31 January 2022
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bessrabbit
Birmingham, UK96 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Super museum, archeological history of Lincolnshire presented thoughtfully and in an accessible manner.
Written 28 October 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your visit to The Collection, we are so glad that you enjoyed it so much. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for our latest news and information of our future events and exhibitions, We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 31 January 2022
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